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, president obama and governor romney are campaigning day and night's flying battleground state to battleground state, trying to win over undecided voters. >>> plus, how hurricane sandy is playing a role as well. >>> and how businesses in south bay are trying to get creative without the regular hockey crow crowd. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer, thank you for joining us, it has been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast, many are without power, and recovery is still slow. nbc's jay gray has more on how neighbors are helping neighbors. >> reporter: the clean up has come from some who suffered the most. >> everybody is looking after everybody else, helping each other. >> reporter: survivors, coming together in the wake of sandy. >> this is a disaster that has touched home for us. it is our job to go out here with the people. >> reporter: making meals. >> reporter: and volunteer doctors taking care of those who have no place to go. >> i think that they made the right decision. >> reporter: she was supposed to compete in the new york cit
such as social security, are recognizing they'll have to give a lit tool probably. president obama and congressional leaders say they're working on a compromise. both side will meet again after thanksgiving. that's the plan. they hope to come up with a solution well before the end of the year. twinkies and hoho lovers are turning to the internet to find the cakes after hostess is shutting down. stores are wiped out of the cream filled sponge cakes. many junk food lovers are turning to craigslist and ebay. listed for thousand each. some people say they want to pass on a childhood favorite to their children. >> i think -- she hasn't had her first twinkie. we are hoping to get one before they -- before they were gone. >> although hostess is shutting down it might not be the ultimate end to the popular snack cakes. the company is planning to sell its brand at auction. a hearing on hostess' liquidation scheduled for monday. coming up next, not struct lstr business at the white house. the story behind this photo of president obama and a member of team usa. >> watching radar tonight. star
mayer visited the white house with ceos. they met with president obama to discuss the fiscal cliff. the president is putting pressure on republicans to keep middle class americans from falling off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. but republicans are resisting any move that could end up raising taxes on the rich. we have the latest from washington. >> reporter: he says he wants a deal soon to cut spending but president obama is demanding republicans vote now to prevent the worst fall off the fiscal cliff, tax hikes on 98% of americans. >> the first job is to make sure tax on middle class families don't go up and since we all agree on this we should get that done. >> reporter: house democrats agree. >> if we can get a few house republicans to agree, as well, i will sign this bill. >> reporter: republican tom cole got on board. >> we all agree that we are not going to raise taxes on people that make less than $250,000. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner says no. once tax breaks get blocked democrats can go home for the holidays and on january 1 tax rates rise automaticall
life. president obama fired up after one of his own comes under fire. >>> the california national guard has long history of helping the state and nation during tough times. >> but a joint investigation by nbc bay area and our sister station knbc in los angeles uncovers a disturbing hidden culture in the guard, some say sexual assault and racism go unchecked. here's our investigation. tony, serious claims here. >>> raj, yes, we spoke with two dozen men and women from the california national guard who call the culture inside toxic. and now they want to expose what they say is the truth. i want it to stop. >> reporter: she's a master sergeant serving in the guard for a dozen years. >> i don't understand. i had faith in this organization. >> reporter: and she's a staff sergeant serving in the military for two decades. they are part of the 23,000 men and women serving the california national guard, where its integrity first and service before self and some of the members who say for years they have witnessed sexual harassment and racism and retaliation. >> is that part of the culture of the
as they watched a live feed of first lady michelle obama awarding their program, youth radio, with one of the nation's top honors, the national arts and humanities youth program award. >> i think it's great that we've been recognized by the first lady and the white house. i'm glad my friend shyra got to accept the award, close friend of mine. yeah, i'm really pumped. >> reporter: oakland high school senior and hip-hop rapper shyra gun and a producer traveled to washington to accept the award. the oakland program was one of a dozen after-school arts programs from across the country recognized. >> i think it's a long time coming, to tell you the truth. i think youth radio has done amazing work for years. and it's great that we're finally getting recognized for the work we do for this community. >> reporter: this 19-year-old says youth radio changed his life, giving him direction and helping him discover his passion. >> it's 7:00 in the morning in fremont, california. and dee is already running late. >> reporter: thanks to youth radio, he's well on his way to launching a career in radio j
on in the show. >> we're going to heat up it looks like after this rain. still ahead at 6:00, president obama tours the damage left by hurricane sandy. we'll have the latest on the situation on the east coast. >> bay area schools failing to follow a federal law. our full investigation into title 9. >> a big day for netflix while apple and facebook fall. scott joins us with our business and tech head lines. >>> the plot thickens for a silicon valley online movie streamer. investors are ready to give it a standing ovation. >> let's check in with scott budman who has the good news from wall street. >> tell you the best news of all for the stock market is that they opened up after two days of being shut down. the trading was smooth, even better than smooth if you own netflix and shot straight up after carl icahn announced that he is taking a 10% ownership stake in the company. does that mean a possible sale? who knows but wall street approves of the news netflix stock up 14%. also closely watched today, facebook. today employees of the social networking company were able to sell some of their sha
as it's been in the past. >> i'm tired of obama and mitt romney. >> that is why you are crying? oh. >> most people are not crying about it, but they are feel ago considerable amount of fatigue over the election season. >> we are starting to get the sense it's too much and we are starting to get tired of hearing about it. >> she is an official member of the broadcast arts at san francisco state university. not only can the shear number of ads wear people down but the tone is worse. >> the negative ads that turns me off, if i see one, i think i will vote for the other candidate. >> i think they are now indicatindicat catering to another element that is not good. >> the realty is that the bay area media market, less money has been spent here for the fourth quarter this year than was spent in the fourth quarters of 2010 and 2008. most people we talked to, that is little comfort. >> some of them get my blood pressure up, that is for sure. if i lived in ohio, i could be getting upset. >> it may be a better idea to spend the final hours to inform yourself. >> try to understand what the is
% of california voters do support prop 36. >>> well, president obama right now is holding his final campaign event in des moines, iowa ending in the state that gave him the first major victory four years ago. today's punishing schedule covered 1,000 miles from wisconsin to ohio. while he may be the president, he's traveling with the boss, rocker bruce springsteen is singing at the rallies. jay-z and the president and president clinton are on board encouraging voters to get out to the polls tomorrow. gop rival mitt romney is focussed on the swing states as well starting in florida and then moving to virginia. his schedule, a blur since saturday he's held 13 events in seven up battleground states with a message of bipartisanship vowing to break gridlock in washington. >> i'll endeavor to find good democrats and republicans who care more about the country than they do about politics. >> we have come too far to turn back now. we've come too far to let our hearts grow faint. now is the time to keep pushing forward. >> president obama made another call to new jersey governor chris christie today about s
for those veterans. president obama proclaimed november as native-american heritage month. during world war ii, native-americans used their native language to get messages and codes out to the troops because the enemy couldn't understand them. the pledge of allegiance at today's event was led by those two little cutis who are damien trujillo's twins. >>> safeway has averted a strike. they reached a new labor deal. the tentative agreement covers health care, employee exception and other issues for northern california employees, including bay area workers. they say they'll recommend the members ratify that. >>> the votes are finally counted in washington state confirming that washington has join maine and maryland as the first states to allow same sex marriage by popular vote. six other states, new york, connecticut, eye warning massachusetts and new hampshire and vermont already allow gay marriage, but it was enacted there by either lawmaker or court ruling. not by public vote. in the state of washington, campaign supporters of same sex marriage included microsoft founder bill gates, jeff fr
'll be first in line. in san francisco, cheryl hurd, inning bay area news. >>> president obama and u.s. lawmakers are no closer to avoiding the fiscal cliff, according to house speaker john boehner. each party blame the other for failing to outline considerable spending cuts. president obama sent vice president joe biden out today to do some holiday shopping and highlight the spors of renewing middle class tax cuts so families can feel more secure. biden went to a washington area costco and chatted it up with staff and was followed around the store by a huge crowd, as you can see. his favorite part like many who go to costco, try out the free samples. he spoke about the importance of renewing the tax cuts. >> so i think it is important that coming act now. i mean, right now. all it has to do is take a single vote to extend the middle class tax cuts. >> reporter: biden bought cookies, children's books and apple pie, and a 32-inch flat screen tv. he decline an offer to buy a set of tires saying i don't drive anymore. envelop the president had a notable lunch guest at the white house to
romo stood out. >> and president obama gets a big endorsement ahead of next week's presidential election. >>> i'm janelle wang. more charges filed in the penn state sex abuse case and it reaches the university's top official and super storm sandy leaves behind a path of destruction. today's heartbreaking discovery in the rubble. "world tonight" is next. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >> hurricane sandy may be gone, but the misery and desperation continues to grow. >> nbc bay area's janelle wang has the latest in our world tonight. >> jessica and raj, today in the rubble crews found the bodies of two young boys ages 2 and 4 who were ripped from their mother's arms on monday. she was driving her kids to a jelte or staten island when a surge of
and increase in taxes related to president obama's new health care plan. jessica. >> okay. thank you very much, scott. >> well a bombshell today. one of the most highly respected officials in washington. cia director david petraeus, resigning to day, citing infidelity. in a statement he wrote, after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and leader of an organization. such as ours. now the woman he had an affair with not identified. nbc has confirmed the fbi is looking at e-mails exchanged between petraeus and his biographer, to see if national security was in any way put at risk. president obama did accept petraeus' resignation saying he wishes him and his wife, the very best at this difficult time. that bombshell came as a surprise to many on capitol hill. >> for lack of a better term, petraeus is a legend. one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> petraeus was appointed to c if a director last year. prior to that commander of the w
demography. network exit polls show that while president obama won california by 20 points, he carried latinos by 45 points, asian americans by 58 points, african-americans by 93 points. these huge numbers point to incredible landslides, much more, by the way, much more here than the advantage nationally among the same groups. >> now mitt romney, you say, did well with whites but the problem is there's not as many? >> yeah, well, romney did carry whites. that was much less than his national advantage up 20 points. most significantly in california white voters are quickly losing their majority as voters. take a look at the california electorate today compared with just 18 short years ago. who are the voters in california? look, you see whites losing their percentages, 73% to 60%. latinos gaining. one out of four asian americans doubling their population as voters. african-americans stayed the same. you put it together and we find growing numbers of minorities with one-sided support and who is that for? it's for the democrats. >> and what do you anticipate for the future? is that somethi
a farm in north carolina. first lady michelle obama with daughters accepted the tree officially. bo, the first dog, was also on hand. mrs. obama even commented on the wonderful fragrance of the frazier fir. it will be decorated by volunteers who turn out every year. >>> we're continuing to follow the story two killed two women on highway 101. we'll have the latest on the investigation tonight. and that's going to do it for us. thanks for joining us. and we'll be back here at 11:00. have a great night. [captioning made possible by warner bros. domestic television distribution] >> "extra, extra." >> now on "extra." >> thanksgiving brawl at halle berry's, the first video of hal >> thanksgiving brawl at halle berry's, the first video of hal halle after the
was laid to rest in a small ceremony last friday. president obama talked about his birthplace in a speech to the united statesed last month. and stevens is seen standing in front of the foothills. >> i didn't know much. he told the union the family chose this as the final resting place because i think he felt a bond, an identity. and really appreciated the history and had ancestors as part of the community. >> my only thought is that they brought him home. >> she has begun studying the stevens families roots, tracing back to his grandfather, a local teacher and to those who came to work in the gold mine. >> i think so, yes. >> even though the family later moved. he often returned to visit his grps here in the valley. see you soon. at 52 years old. chris stevens had learned languages and travelled the world. he said this is where we always planned one day to return. >> still ahead, more fallout for the socialidentity involved in the david petraeus scandal. the honor that's now been taken away from her. >> and liking facebook. new optimism for the social network stock. >> i'm scott budman a
's now official. president obama can claim victory in florida. the state finally finished counting all the votes today. florida election officials say the president carried 50% of the vote to mitt romney's 49.1%. a difference of about 74,000 votes. the president had enough electoral votes to win re-election on tuesday without florida, moving florida into the blue column now increases the president's electoral vote total to 332 compared to romney's 206. >>> it's been nearly two weeks since hurricane sandy hit the east coast. and some suburban new york homes are still without power tonight. and people there are getting more and more frustrated. [ honking ] >> dozens of people protested outsidet headquarters of the long island power authority today. right now nearly 140,000 homes and businesses still do not have electricity. new york governor andrew cuomo visited a neighborhood in queens today that's still in the dark. there is word tonight that crews hope to restore power to 99% of the homes by tuesday. the governor acknowledged that's not good enough. >> i think all the utility companie
: at a little bookstore just outside the nation's capital, president obama and his daughters were thinking small. >> we can do a little shopping. happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> on this small business saturday, the president chose to lead by example, giving a boost to the small businesses that often get lost in the holiday sales shuffle. >> small businesses are the job creters. two out of every three new net sector jobs are created by a small business. >> reporter: and there are small business owners are counting on their neighbors for survival. >> just don't have that kind of budget to start advertising with the mega marketing. so it's nice to still be remembered. and small business saturday is the best time to let people notice us. ♪ >> reporter: christmas traditions like this seem almost quaint when compared to the new face of the holidays. big chain stores got their holiday season off and running even before the traditional black friday feeding frenzy. they're hoping an extra shopping week this year can boost their bottom lines to nearly $600 billion. >> i might have to buy a suitcase to
at the end of this year. >>> president obama fresh off his victory is back at the white house tonight. the president, first lady and daughters malia and sasha arrived just a few hours ago. you see them there getting off air force i. it was already turning toward bipartisan equality. boehner even opened the door to higher taxes. >> bipartisan agreement which begins to solve the problem, we're willing to accept revenue under certain conditions. >> we republicans want us to work together. >> so much talk about the impending fiscal cliff. it's dominating this agenda, although the problems have other immediate concerns, including changes thoiz cabinet. >>> a home burglary at the home of nancy pelosi is raising eyebrows. the 21-year-old admitted to robbing six homes. they found the front door smashed in. it's not clear if he took anything initially. nancy pelosi won her post again last night. some congressional insiders say pelosi is weighing her options and may not want the job again. go to nbcbayarea.com for complete results and more coverage. you can also find slide shows of viewer photo
knew about the eye fair two weeks before president obama was notified but did not bring it up earlier saying he received the information from only one source and he knew the fbi was already investigating. as for the affair, it ended about four months ago. a petraeus spokesperson said it only started after he was appointed to cia chief last year not when he was the commanding general in afghanistan. two weeks after the wrath of superstorm sandy 100,000 people still in the dark mostly on long island. residents there fuming and state lawmakers are putting pressure on the long island power authority. in other parts of the northeast, the majority of schools are reopening and gas rationing has ended. and speaking of gas, the u.s. is on its way to becoming more self-sufficient. a new report today says the u.s. will overtake saudi arabia as the world's leading oil producer in five years. experts say it probably won't dramatically change prices but it could prevent huge spikes since we won't be as dependent on other countries for oil. the international energy agency said america's widespread a
terrorist attack in benghazi began today. republicans fired up over how the obama administration handled the tragedy by first reporting it was sparked by anti-american protests. former cia director david petraeus will testify behind closed doors. he went to benghazi to a investigate and both parties are hopeful he can clear up who knew what and when. meanwhile, petraeus made a first public remark since resigning last friday. he told a tv reporter he did not share any classified documents with paula broadwell. but officials found classified information on her home computer. classified, but not highly classifi classified. the fbi is investigating how she got them and if there's any wrongdoing. >>> guilty and ordered to pay more than two years after the worst oil spill in u.s. history. the largest criminal settlement in history announced today. bp pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts, including misconduct and neglect and is fined $4.5 billion. the fiery explosion of the deep water horizon in the gulf of mexico killed 11 crew members and caused crude oil to gush out of the well for months. shu
of spinning the story five days after the attack on september 11th to protect president obama's re-election campaign. she said the attack was sparked by a spontaneous antiamerican demonstration. democrats came to her defense. she said those were the unclassified talking points given to her by the cia. the fact that it was a terrorist attack was still classified and secret. >>> two workers are missing after an oil rig fire in the gulf of mexico. the fire sent 11 people to the hospital. the rig is owned by black elk energy, an independent oil and gas company haeadquartered in houston. it was using a blowtorch to cut an oil line. the explosion in 2010 that happened, this rig was not producing oil so it wasn't producing a leak. jessica, raj. >> thank you very much, janelle. >>> well, a brazen flight under the golden gate bridge. in a joint investigation by nbc bay area and knbc, we bring you video of that flight and what it might say about the california national guard. >> but the real tension comes from inside the guard where members are fed up and are now speaking out. yesterday we e
with president obama short to fly to the middle east to help broker a truce. she just wrapped up a meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem. later today she'll meet with the palestinian president and then fly to egypt to meet with mohammed morsi. >> the goal must reach legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> right now, no sign that a deal is even close. besides a cease fire, hamas wants some of the restrictions eased at the gaza border. israel is demanding a long-term agreement and says that if a diplomatic solution is not reached, they're ready for a ground war. people in the bay area are closely watching these developments unfold. let's check in with jody hernandez. >> reporter: janelle, a lot of folks here in the bay area are feeling a sense of helplessness as they watch the violence unfold in the middle east. many have friends or family members either in israel or in the gaza strip. today we got a very real sense of what families who are living in that region are going through tonight. we caught up with a resident of gaza via skype this
. >> that sounds menacing. i'm sure we're going to be talking about this cliff a lot more. >>> president obama wants to nominate un ambassador susan rice for secretary of state. that's the takeaway from a highly anticipated meeting between rice and john mccain and lind sai gram. they're concerned the stanford grad misled the country. the white house says rice was not responsible for the talking points she used on the sunday news shows following the attack. the focus on her is all about washington politics. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get, concerning evidence that was overwhelming leading up to the attack. people are more interested in talking points for a sunday show several months ago than they are finding out what happened in benghazi. >> once again, ambassador rice is considered as a possible contender for secretary of state, a position that would require senate confirmation. >>> two senate republicans have proposed their version of the dream act bill, called the achieve act. like the original dream act, this would provide thou
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